Access Archaeology
Lucy Walker


Access Archaeology
69 Glisson Road

01223 367615
07802 668234

Access Archaeology
I use archaeology, landscape, history and museum collections to explore contemporary issues, working with artists, musicians, writers, scientists and community groups to create innovative and imaginative projects, reaching out to new and unexpected audiences.

I’m interested in exploring what Heritage is about, and how people can engage in ways that are meaningful, enjoyable and thought-provoking.



On Identity and Migration
Archaeology and history are a great way to investigate migration and identity. Working with a team at Community Service Volunteers in Ipswich, with women who have recently moved here, I introduced them to Anglo-Saxon archaeology and they filmed and edited a Q&A discussion about their own migration stories, whilst gathered together at Sutton Hoo Home is Where the Heart Is. They went on to make 4 films about migration in the area, past and present Selie Suffolk – Bequest and Identity. . This quartet includes a film about the history of migration in the area since Anglo-Saxon times, and 3 films about people who have moved here recently. For a radio interview with BBC Radio Suffolk listen . My initial work was supported by the Pacitti Company Think Tank and Colchester & Ipswich Museums, and the film quartet was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Performing Collections
As Associate Archaeologist with the Pacitti Company Think Tank we engage with diverse groups in and around Ipswich to explore what heritage is about, develop discussion, and encourage connections between artists, thinkers, scientists and heritage resources. Our work is supported by the Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service. : Think Tank Workbook, edited by Robert Pacitti, Lucy Walker and Deveril, published by Pacitti Company and Live Art UK, 2014. Small film, made with Robert Pacitti and Deveril exhibited at the Ipswich Art School Gallery, 13 Feb-29 May 2016. Afternoon Tea Talks: May 4th, Under the Skin; May 11th, Museums of Tomorrow; May 18th, Serving and Learning from the Public.

Mill Road History, Cambridge
The Heritage Lottery funded project to record the history of people and buildings along this 19th century industrial and residential suburb of the medieval university town of Cambridge has now run its course. You can explore our research on managed at the Museum of Cambridge. The recently founded Mill Road History Society continues to document buildings, urban landscapes and the memories and stories of local people in this multicultural area – many of which would not have been captured in the past. We have an annual programme of meetings and events. On Identity

MUD: the place where we stand
This is a project with 30bird Productions to develop a new phase of MUD at St Matthew’s Primary School in Cambridge, using the excavation of a small 19th century Baptist cemetery in the school playground as a creative resource for the children and wider community.

Team member of ArchaeoLink, an organisation set up to enable communities to benefit from their archaeology and historic landscapes.

Museum of Cambridge
I have recently become a Trustee of this lovely museum which is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2016. It houses a wonderful collection of things relating to people’s lives in and around Cambridge, and is now home to the Capturing Cambridge project. People are actively researching and putting on line stories about the objects in the museum, and the history of people and places in Cambridge.

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
I have a background in fieldwork research in Britain and Italy, adult education, and historic landscape tourism. I am currently affiliated to the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, and part of the Troina Project researching changing settlement patterns and cultural landscapes, through time, in an upland zone in north-east Sicily. I have a particular interest in the medieval and more recent periods.

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